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Showy Goldenrod

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Among the most dramatic of all the Solidago species, Showy Goldenrod sports torch-like wands of brilliant ochre yellow flowers in mid to late summer. Goldenrods long-lasting blooms an abundance of pollen attracts bees and beneficial insects,making it ideal for pollinator gardens. This rugged, easy-to-grow native plant will naturalize to form a large swath to brighten your late-season landscape. (Solidago)
key features
Botanical Name
Solidago speciosa
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


(24-36" high x 24-36" wide) Tall clusters of ochre yellow flowers make Showy Goldenrod a beacon for pollinators, perfectly complementing the Coneflowers, Sedums, Asters, and Joe Pye Weed that often bloom nearby. Alas, poor Goldenrod has been wrongly accused of causing hay fever or allergies, which are in fact instigated by the lightweight, wind-blown pollen of grasses, trees, and certain perennials such as ragweed that bloom in a similar season. Goldenrod, on the other hand, produces heavy, sticky pollen and relies on pollinators to move the pollen from flower to flower. Rugged and easy to grow, goldenrod spreads by underground rhizomes to form a large, long-lived stand. Plant it in a spot in full sun and well-drained soil, where this deer-resistant native  has room to spread. Tolerates clay soils. Hardy in zones 3-8.